Funders of all stripes and sizes are increasingly taking on complex societal challenges. We’re learning that many issues – from homelessness to mental illness, from environmental degradation to school drop-out rates, from poverty to unemployment – have multiple root causes and can have unforeseen interconnections. There are also many ways to tackle these complex challenges: collaboration, social innovation, research, scaling up and out, public policy, knowledge sharing, and more.
What roles can funders play in catalyzing and supporting meaningful societal change? What strategies promise greater impact and will be most appropriate for your organization? At this symposium you will learn more about change agents in Canadian philanthropy through deep dive discussions of real-life cases, overviews on new (and not so new) strategies, and plenary conversations with your colleagues who are aiming to move the needle on complex problems.
PFC 2013 Symposium Secretariat
3533, rue St-Urbain
Montréal (Québec) H2X 2N6